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shackle (someone or something) with (something)

1. Literally, to fetter or confine someone or an animal with shackles or some similar kind of restraint. Often used in passive constructions. The hostages were found shackled with chains and ropes in the basement of the hideout. We had to shackle the bear with iron restraints.
2. To constrain or hamper one with some constrictive or burdensome obligation. Often used in passive constructions. I've been shackled with clinical depression since I was a teenager. I'm sick of the government shackling our businesses with such onerous regulations.
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shackle someone with something

to fetter or hobble someone with something, such as chains, etc. The sheriff shackled the prisoner with handcuffs and leg irons. The prisoners were shackled with leg irons.
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When an adolescent is shackled with no individualized finding of need, three fundamental rights; the presumption of innocence, the right to counsel, and maintenance of a dignified judicial process; are much more likely to be impugned due to the inherent developmental, sociological, and biological differences between adolescents and adults.
Being painfully shackled makes it much worse, and any attempt to slightly adjust the hands results in further tightening of the cuffs.
I look forward to the day when juveniles no longer are indiscriminately shackled in the courtroom.
Bemused: Grant tries to carry on an interview while cuffs (circled) keep him shackled to Sijben
In another incident reported by Amnesty International that happened during McCotter's watch, an inmate at the Utah State Prison "was shackled to a steel board on a cell floor in four-point metal restraints for twelve weeks in 1995.
Abuses include muscle paralysis by injection, sedation, sleep deprivation, shackling prisoners in painful positions for long periods, tossing shackled prisoners down stairs, and routine beatings.
The offender's leg had been shackled during his trial, but the court found that the offender failed to show that the jury was able to see his leg chains.
A RETIRED businessman claims he was shackled in leg cuffs during a violent arrest by 10 police officers.
However, measures should be taken to ensure that only violent prisoners are shackled - SB.
It has shackled this nation's founding claims to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness:
They are shackled to each other as they chop weeds for 12 hours.